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Blue Jays OF tears meniscus in freak sprinkler accident

  It’s that time of the year again.   For some reason, MLB spring training brings about the strangest and most unfortunate injuries. And Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Michael Saunders was 2015’s first victim, tearing his left meniscus after stepping on a sprinkler head while shagging balls. Saunders said he felt a pop when it happened. “I just tried to walk...
February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Mariners Land Pitcher J.A. Happ, Send Michael Saunders To Blue Jays

SEATTLE — The Toronto Blue Jays hope they found their starting left fielder in Michael Saunders, while the Seattle Mariners hope J.A. Happ will be another left-hander for their strong starting rotation. The Mariners sent Saunders to the Blue Jays on Wednesday in exchange for Happ, with the trade filling needs for both clubs. The Mariners were hoping to...
December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariners trade Michael Saunders to Blue Jays for Happ

Lost in the hysteria of the Nick Markakis signing was this little nugget that seemingly sets the Braves up for another move. The Seattle Mariners traded outfielder Michael Saunders to the Toronto Blue Jays for starting pitcher J.A. Happ. #Mariners have traded OF Michael Saunders to #BlueJays for LHP J.A. Happ, according to a source. More to come at —...
Via The Outside Corner
December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariners Rumors: What will happen with Michael Saunders?

Michael Saunders is a favorite of Seattle Mariners fans and a player that when healthy can be one of their biggest run producers, but heading into the offseason he may have played his final game with the club. #453565616 / Saunders has been with the organization since he the 2004 draft and shown flashes of greatness at time.  Through six major league seasons...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
October 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariners Rumors: Michael Saunders and agent unhappy with GM remarks

Michael Saunders has been one of the better offensive players on the Seattle Mariners in recent years, his only struggle has been staying on the field and remaining healthy.  Over his six year career, Saunders has only played in over 100 games three times.  This season he was only able to stay on the field for half of the season.  Recently general manager Jack Zduriencik took...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
October 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariners Injury Update: Michael Saunders recalled from rehab stint

The Seattle Mariners improved to 70-58 on the season following a 7-3 win over the Boston Reed Sox on Saturday. At six games back in the division and at the top in the wild card race, the Mariners have a good chance at the post season. But they need a healthy roster down the stretch to make a run. Unfortunately, they won't have outfielder Michael Saunders for the next few days...
Via Sports Injury Alert
August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariners Injury Update: Michael Saunders to get more rehab at-bats before return

The Seattle Mariners lost to the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday by the score of 4-1. The loss dropped the Mariners to 67-57, third in the American League West. The Mariners are staying in the playoff race behind a pitching staff that leads the Major Leagues in ERA. The offense needs to improve on their 19th ranking in runs scored. One player who could help is outfielder Michael...
Via Sports Injury Alert
August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariners Injury Update: Michael Saunders to DL

The Seattle Mariners look to bounce back today following a 4-2 loss to the New York Yankees on Wednesday. The loss dropped the Mariners to 34-31, five and a half games behind the Oakland A's in the American League West. The Mariners will have to do so without the services of outfielder Michael Saunders, who was placed on the disabled list shortly after the game.#489163809 / gettyimages...
Via Sports Injury Alert
June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners: Two months in

The calendar has turned to June, and the Seattle Mariners are two months in to the 2014 baseball season. With a split in their first two games against A.L. Central leading Tigers, Seattle stands at 27-28. While it’s a game under .500 and currently fourth in the A.L. West, it’s only 2.5 games out of the playoffs. So, has the season being glass half full or glass half empty so...
June 01, 2014  |  1 Comment

Mariners, Michael Saunders agree on 2014 contract

The Seattle Mariners and outfielder Michael Saunders have reached agreement on a $2.3 million contract for the 2014 season and avoided salary arbitration. The Mariners announced the deal with Saunders on Wednesday. He can earn an additional $75,000 in performance bonuses based on plate appearances. Saunders, 27, has spent his entire career in the Mariners organization. He made...
Via AP on Fox
January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

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